GUY HILLIARD ( 1917 - 2006)
(CNAC 194? - 194?)

From an old CNAC mailing list:

Hilliard, Guy
Box 104
Waverly, Fla.

and another list dated February 1, 1965:

Guy Hilliard (IYASH)

But I don't have a clue as to the meaning of "(IYASH)"

June 6, 2009


I'm Guy and Grace Hilliard's daughter Michelle. I wanted to let you know my dad passed away in 2006. I am just finding pictures and books about CNAC. I don't know much about his past and would love to learn more. I remember him talking about Jim Moore and Brandy.

My dad was in Hong Kong, India, and Indonesia. I was born in java, my parents were married at the Penisula hotel.


A group went to indonesia after the war and a bunch of us kids were born in Java. I remember my parents talking about Jim Moore. I also spoke with Brandy, from Texas right after my Dad died. But I lost his number. I was at Gene's funeral back in 1997, in San Pedro. As I understand he was one of the pilots. I really don't know many details but I do have the books Wings Over Asia. I was wondering if anyone remembers them.


Michelle Brophy

in response to the e-mail above from Michelle, I sent out a notice to see if anyone remembered the Hilliard's. I got the following response from Valerie Kendrick, the daughter of Len Parish:

I sure do !!! He and his wife were friends of my parents. His wife's name was Grace. She was Chinese and I was throughly fascinated by her....she was so nice and Guy was great. She had long black hair to her waist and black painted long fingernails. A very attractive exotic lady. Last time I saw them was in the 50's. I remember a lemon yellow carpet and red furniture. Somewhere in California, I think. He was working for Douglas then (I think). They were in Indonesia too. I don't remember the Hillards having a child... but then she could have come along after I was around. Grace was a great bridge/majong player....played those games with my Mom and the rest of the gals. Guy knew the Neffs...Maupin...Rountree...Powers...Hicks...Sherwood...Shrawder...Mahrt, Michiels, "Potty", Jules Watson, Harper, Moe Cutburth, Lad Moore, McDivitt and Shoemaker. I know...maybe Pete Goutiere would know a lot....he knew Maupin, the Neffs and Jim Moore, etc.

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Background music to this page can be controlled here.
Michelle tells me that her parents loved Nat King Cole.
So in their honor, here's Nat singing,
"The Very Thought of You"
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